Lens & Coatings
- Anti-Reflective Coating
- Progressive Addition Lenses (PALs)
- Cosmetic & Specialty Tints
- Polarized Lenses
- Bifocal Lenses
- Scratch Resistant Coating
- Specialty Lenses
Light reflects off standard lenses, creating glare or ghost images. This interferes with your visual acuity. However, today there are anti-reflective coatings available to eliminate this problem. The anti-reflective coatings allow 99.5% of the light to transmit directly through the lens, reducing the glare to almost zero. You see better, and others can see you better also. An anti-reflective coating is especially helpful if you spend a lot of time in front of the computer screen or while driving at night.
Progressive Addition Lenses
A PAL does not have a distinctive line etched in the glasses between focal powers. PALs have gradual changes in focus which help the wearer to focus clearly no matter how far away the object is. This also makes PALs ideal for computer usage. The products we provide incorporate the very latest technology in progressive lenses, giving you the clearest and widest field of vision possible.
When light reflects off a surface, such as a body of water or an asphalt road, the reflected light generally travels horizontally. This creates glare or halos that interfere with vision. Polarized lenses have a special coating that blocks or reduces horizontal light.
Some people’s eyes need assistance at seeing things close and far. Bifocal lenses combine both types of lens in one pair of glasses. If you look through the top half of the lenses, the lenses correct for distance vision. The bottom half of the lenses correct for close-in or reading sight.
Photochromics eliminates the need for a set of prescription glasses for regular wear and prescription sunglasses for the outdoors. Photochromic lenses automatically darken when exposed to UV rays and turn transparent when away from sunlight. There are many different types and colors of photochromics, including shades of tint opaqueness.
Scratch Resistant Coating
The scratch resistant coating makes your glasses less susceptible to scratching. It is easy to damage the resins or plastics used in most lenses. Using scratch resistant coating, you can minimize the risk of damaging the lenses if you drop them or place them lens-down on a hard surface. Remember, however, that scratch resistant does not mean scratch proof!
No matter what your vision problem, there often exists a specialty lens that can help ameliorate or solve your problem. For example, there are lenses designed to reduce Computer Vision Syndrome, characterized by headaches, neck and backaches, dry eyes, and blurred vision. There are other specialty lenses too intended to help those suffering from other types of vision impairments.